Friday, March 23, 2012

3/23/96 is a Day I Will Never Forget

My father in law's hand, my daddy (RIP), my mommy and I

My mother in law, my mommy and I

My son in his casket

This is the story of my angel Dominick Joseph~

Dominick's Story
I was just thrilled to be pregnant again. My daughter was 5yo and I wanted a boy so bad. I had the Norplant removed in October of 1995 and became pregnant in December of 1995. Everything was going great. I had a six week ultrasound to see actually how far along I was. By my calculations I was right. We heard the heartbeat (and saw it). I had my 13 week check-up and everything was fine. Went in for my 17 week check-up and they couldn't find a heartbeat. I was so scared. I was by myself (boyfriend at home with my daughter). They had me go to the hospital for an emergency ultrasound. On the way their I heard a song that will be my son's song forever - Go Rest High On That Mountain - Vince Gill. I cried so hard. Wanting so bad for this to be a bad dream.
I got to the hospital and waited for about a half an hour to do the ultrasound. That was horrible. I had it done and the technician didn't say anything. She wasn't aloud without the doctor being there. I couldn't see the monitor. So I didn't know what was going on. I was released. I waited again I swear forever. Probably another half an hour or so. The doctor came and said I am sorry your baby has passed on. (I don't think I would want that job). I cried and cried. Had to call my boyfriend. He rushed down and my best friend had just called before he left and met him down there and took my daughter so I could deal with it.
They said he passed on at about 16 weeks. Nobody knows what exactly happened to Dominick. We had him buried at a cemetary where a lot of our relatives have been buried. His grandmother bought the plot. I am so greatful to her. I was scheduled to be induced on March 23, 1996. That was horrible to go through the labor and have nothing to show for it. He was born at 7:44 that night. Weighed 3 ounces and was 7 inches long.
We buried our son on March 26, 1996. That had to be one of the coldest days that year. We buried him next to a mountain.
It took us a while but on Thursday, May 7, 1998, his headstone was put on. It took us awhile to save it up. But we did it. Now the world knows all about Dominick Joseph Francis.
March 23, 1996
Jo Lynn

Wife to Robert since July 20, 1997 together
since June 26, 1990

Mommy to:

Audrey Elizabeth since April 26, 1991
Dominick Joseph bornstill March 23, 1996 ^I^
Joshua Ryan-Lee since August 30, 1997
Chelsea Renae since August 25, 2000
Jonathan Robert 9 week miscarriage October 20, 2003^I^
Wyatt Allen since February 2, 2005

TTC after the first of the year 2010

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